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Debut cookbook for South Africa's Sibalicious chef

Foodie and chef Siba Mtongana continues to fly the South African flag high. After leaving her mark internationally on fusion cuisine, she has launched her debut cookbook, My Table. And readers are able to watch her prepare a few of her delicious signature dishes.

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South African cricket Test captain steps down

The Proteas' Test captain, Hashim Amla, has announced his resignation from the role. He believes he can offer more to the team as a focused batman and senior player. Vice-captain AB de Villiers will take over the captaincy for the remainder of the current series against England.


Gordimer gets Google doodle on 92nd birthday

South African Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has been honoured with a special Google doodle on 20 November 2015, her 92nd birthday. She joins the likes of Nikolai Tesla, Hedy Lamarr and other famous but underrated icons of global history who have featured on the search engine's homepage.


South Africa network tackles racial discrimination

The Anti-Racism Network South Africa brings together several organisations, led by the Kathrada and Mandela foundations, that have combined resources to fight racism and discrimination. It is planning an anti-racism awareness week for March 2016, leading up to Human Rights Day.


South Africa voted part of Interpol's exec

South Africa is one of 13 countries voted on to the executive committee of the international crime fighting organisation, Interpol. Brigadier Anbuen Naidoo will be the country's representative on the committee as part of a three-year mandate.

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